France robbery: Thieves steal 70kg of gold on motorway

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Armed thieves are on the run in France after stealing 70kg (154lbs) of gold in a motorway heist on Monday.

The gang of four swooped on a security van in two cars, using one to block the road's exit, near the city of Lyon.

The robbers then put the powdered gold, worth €1.5m ($1.6m; £1.3m), into their getaway car, locking two security guards in the back of the van and setting fire to their other vehicle.

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